When good pictures come to us, we hope they tell a truth we can relate to. We are constantly whirling a narrative of what it's like to grow up. The story is complicated; sometimes, we try to take on more prominent themes like death, love, and beauty. But we are able to tell these stories without shame or fear.
Photography is an endless source of memory. These images can open doors to the past and into the future. We catch a glimpse of the beauty and the dark side of things; the forest, the wilted peony, and the ashes. Beauty somehow tinges itself with sadness. Why do we need to hold what we love close to our very bones when we know it's time to go?
The ever-changing landscape of my life has eased those lessons of fleetingness. I find myself confined within the messy aspect of time, in this intersection of past and future.
Madelyn Lohman (b. 1998, Cameron, MO) is a photographer currently based in Superior, WI & Duluth, MN.
Lohman received her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO and her MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.